Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, New York 10577
About Auction HouseNeuberger Museum of Art is located in Purchase, New York, United States. It is affiliated with Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system. It is the nation's tenth-largest university museum.
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This September, the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College will publish an impressive new tome, When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The 276-page, fully illustrated, hardcover collection catalogue chronicles Roy R. Neuberger’s work as collector, donor, and arts advocate, providing new information on a remarkable moment in the history of the development of modern art in the United States. The book will be published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, now on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, featuring many works that Mr. Neuberger purchased within a month to a year or two of their execution, reflecting his commitment to support living artists working in the United States, particularly during the formative stages of their careers. Edward Hopper featured in "When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection." Mr. Neuberger was not only at the forefront of acquiring works by soon-to-be-canonical artists—including Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Charles Sheeler—but also by Romare Bearden, Forrest Bess, Kenzo Okada, Hedda Sterne, Rufino Tamayo, and others who were less well-known or socially marginalized in their lifetimes and whose work has only been given the attention it deserves in relatively recent scholarship. The collection reflects the diversity of Mr. Neuberger’s discerning eye and his interest in artists and styles that extended beyond what was commercially popular during the era of their creation, but that have subsequently proved invaluable to our understanding of this period of art and history. When Modern Was Contemporary includes an introduction by Dr. Tracy Fitzpatrick, the museum's chief curator and associate professor of art history at Purchase College, SUNY, who also organized and edited the publication, as well as short essays by additional scholars and researchers on 50 of the most important works in the Roy R. Neuberger Collection. “The Roy R. Neuberger Collection reveals the passionate interests of one of the twentieth century’s most important collectors of contemporary art,” writes Dr. Fitzpatrick. “Although I have worked with the Roy R. Neuberger Collection as a curator of modern art for many years, it was not…